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2309.6 How to Record a Transfer or Other Document Pertaining to Copyright

2309.6 How to Record a Transfer or Other Document Pertaining to Copyright


To record a transfer or other document pertaining to copyright, the remitter should submit a signed, complete, and legible copy of the document to the following address together with the appropriate filing fee:



Library of Congress

U.S. Copyright Office-DOC 101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20559-6000


For information concerning the legibility, completeness, and signature requirements, see Sections 2309.8 through 2309.10 below. For information concerning the procedure for calculating the filing fee, see Section 2309.11 below. For information concerning the methods for paying the filing fee, see Chapter 1400, Sections 1403.3 through 1403.5.


When recording a transfer or other document pertaining to copyright, remitters are encouraged–but not required–to submit the document together with Form DCS. For information concerning the benefits of submitting this form, see Section 2309.12 (A) below. For guidance in completing and submitting Form DCS, see Section 2309.12 (C).